Friday, June 14, 2013

Game 4 - All Even

The Spurs took a ten point lead in the first quarter and it appeared as if they were heading to a commanding series lead. Tony Parker was healthy and effective. But Miami came back thanks to Dwyane Wade, who has recaptured the ability he seemed to have lost during this playoff run.

The game was close midway through the third. The Spurs employed a balanced attack. Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Danny Green, Gary Neal, and Kawhi Leonard all scored double figures. Boris Diaw finally played well, scoring 9 and guarded Wade to about as much success as one can hope for when Wade is hot.

Miami thrived thanks to their big 3, LeBron James, Wade, and Chris Bosh. Each scored over 20 points. It was the first time any Heat player has scored over 20 during the 2013 NBA Finals. Wade had 32 and James added 33. Ray Allen also scored 14.

Miami began to push out to the lead late in the third. But it was a stellar fourth quarter that helped the Heat capture this one by a wide margin. Miami ended up taking back homecourt advantage with a 109-93 victory. That evened the series at two games apiece.

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